Sunday, 7 September 2014

Almost Famous Coral Coat

So if you've followed my yellow coat indecision over the past few months, you'll know I've had a coloured coat in my sights for ages but I've not been 'feeling' it whenever I've tried them on. I adore yellow but it felt too OTT for my school run. It's also not a great colour for my skin tone - Donna is always telling me that I'm better going for a more orange/coral number.


Then a few months ago, Almost Famous contacted me and asked me if I'd like to try anything from their AW14 stock...and I spotted this coral wool boyfriend style coat and decided to give the coloured coat one last chance. I've never bought from Almost Famous before so I wasn't sure what to expect but I was not disappointed when the parcel arrived. Not only was the coat beautifully packaged, it was the most amazing quality wool fabric with a stunning lining. Love at first sight!
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I had to hang it up for a couple of weeks as the weather was too warm but thanks to a cooling down in the temperature, it had the honour of being my '1st day back to school' coat - one of the few days I actually take photos at the school gate....and of course, my mum friends had to all gather round to make me super self conscious...though they loved the coat!
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Oversized Boyfriend Coat - Almost Famous (I sized down to an 8 and it fits perfectly)
Jeans - New Look SS14
Patent Pointed Flats - Boden SS14
Breton Top - Boden
Cross Body - Boden (SS13)
Heart Pendant & Crystal Pendant (layered) - SGS Shop


I'm so pleased with this coat and it's going to be worn lots over the winter. Mainly because it's wool and therefore genuinely warm but also because it's an amazing colour. Not too OTT for the school run but it ticks the coloured coat trend this season without being a one season wonder. The fact that it's the perfect colour for my skin tone means I'll be wearing it for years to come.


Here's to week 2 of back to school - and I've a few great posts coming next week, including the annual waterproof, bum-covering coat post!


Ax

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21 comments

  1. The colour on this coat is so lovely and you are right perfect for your skin tone. As much as I love yellow it is a colour I save for a great top not a coat. Not that I am adverse to a coloured coat I just am not feeling yellow & coat together! Anyways love your pick.

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  2. Dorset Fashionista7 September 2014 at 23:02

    Donna is right, it's a beautiful colour on you - looks such a stylish coat, I actually prefer a brighter colour to all the pastels that are around!
    Abbi x

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  3. What a stunning coat Avril.....I love the colour and the shape!! I'm not surprised that everyone was admiring it at the school gate! It looks absolutely gorgeous on you! xx

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  4. This looks great on you. Perfect choice.

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  5. I really love this coat on you, the colour is perfect. I am loving this yellow trend at the moment but like you, I know I wouldn't suit a yellow coat, its just too much, think I'll stick instead to a top or a scarf.

    Carmel

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  6. I missed this post - how could I miss it? But I love the coat and the colour is fab on you. I've ordered a raspberry coloured one just recently but I've just returned it (surprise surprise) but only on the grounds that it was too big. I might try again though. If I don't succeed, I might be looking at this coat of yours!

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  7. Success at last! Great coat and great colour. WIshing you many happy years of wear :)

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  8. Fab coat, love that colour on you, you will get lots of wear out of it. The stripy breton is lovely under it too!

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  9. Thanks for the mention. It looks fantastic Avril, you really do suit coral. Love the crisp breton stripe underneath. Don't despair there's a shade of yellow for you out there somewhere xx

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  10. Fabulous photo of you all on the front door step and the coat (and shoes) are stunning. You will wear this so much more than a yellow one!

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  11. I've never heard of Almost Famous. Great coat though, well chosen!

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  12. LOVE the colour of this coat...looks fabulous on you...am off to nosey at almost Famous site x

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  13. Gorgeous colour on you Avril....they stock that brand in Clerys and there are some beautiful pieces there for A/W:) Have a good week!
    ~Anne xx

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  14. What a gorgeous coat, I absolutely love this! Great colour and style. Lynne x

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  15. That coat is just gorgeous! The lining is so beautiful. Coral is a great colour, I find you can wear it with most things xx

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  16. Love the coat, it's definitely your colour. And love the first day photo, but what's wrong with Miss G? She's looking very glum

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  17. Good spot Claire!! She had just gotten Callum's schoolbag on the face when he swung around....poor pet...that was the best of the pics. She was proper crying in the next one! x

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  18. Love the coat Avril, the colour suits you so well and I find this shape of coat so versatile. Great pictures at the 'school gate' and a great team one at the front door. You picked well. X

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  19. I love your new coat; the colour is gorgeous! Also loving your Boden flats. xxx

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  20. Beautiful coat Avril, the colour really suits you and I am just a little bit in love with how you have styled with the blue Boden flats xxx I must admit I have heard of them. In the 'good old London days' I used to get my hair cut with a lovely guy at Charles Worthington - their London boutique is a few doors away so typically I couldn't walk past without going in! It's one of those collections where I pretty much like everything x

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  21. Its a lovely coat Avril & a great colour on you! Donna knows her stuff for sure! Gorgeous pic of you & the kids! Ax

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